globe thistle


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globe thistle

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Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Echinops in the composite family, having bipinnately dissected leaves with prickly margins and dense, bluish, globose flower heads.
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Noun1.globe thistle - any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowersglobe thistle - any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers
Echinops, genus Echinops - genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistles
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Teasels are great as are globe thistle - but both are spiky and tricky to work with.
Victor Keute of the University of Dschang in Cameroon have been studying the active substances in African plants such as the giant globe thistle, wild pepper, speargrass, and Ethiopian pepper.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 5ft tall) mean they work well towards the back of the border, attracting bees and butterflies and adding impact alongside globe thistle (Echinops) and monarda.
Dictamnus (Gas Plant), Globe Thistle and Baptisia will grow and flower year after year.
Ma'Carry Cairo's garden has that winter look: a few last straggling yellow blossoms on the evening primrose, bright red berries on the cotoneaster, bursting seedpods on the globe thistle.
The globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus) produces eye-catching soft blue spiny globes on top of silvery stems, which grow to around 1.
That's why gardeners interplant Oriental poppies with concealing companions such as baby's breath, catmint, globe thistle, Heliopsis, purple coneflower, and Russian sage.
But then there's also astilbe, the globe thistle (Echinops bannaticus), achillea, golden rod (Solidago), the brilliant seeds in the open pods of the roast beef plant (Iris foetidissima) and of course the silvery, tissue paper pods of honesty (Lunaria).
Has: broad-leaf green hostas, ornamental globe thistle (purple), sedum, primrose and feverfew.